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Comment: Agile can fuck off. (Score 4, Interesting) 232

by __Paul__ (#47724547) Attached to: Latest Wikipedia Uproar Over 'Superprotection'

FTFA: a little pain was just part of the “Agile” way of doing things

Agile is now infecting the open-source world? Fuck it, I'm out. It's bad enough having to put up with all the "agile" bullshit at work, from their utterly pointless daily stand-up meetings to their fucking little cards on the wall everywhere (managers of the world: WE USE ELECTRONIC TRACKING SYSTEMS NOW). Add to that the unbearable Friday "retrospective" meetings (yeah, the last fucking thing I want to do on a Friday is sit in another pointless meeting talking about our problems) and then the Monday three hour meetings where we waste time voting on how long it should take other people to do their job instead of just fucking doing it.

Agile has killed any enjoyment there was in the IT field. If people are trying to pollute the open-source world with it, they can fuck off.

Comment: Re:Cash is NOT King anymore (Score 1) 248

by __Paul__ (#46910833) Attached to: Opting Out of Big Data Snooping: Harder Than It Looks

All bill numbers are recorded as they leave ATM machine and the cash flow is tracked.

Even if this were true, there is no recording of serial numbers on banknotes from shop cash registers, so the moment you spend a large banknote, there is no way that they can track that you're holding the banknotes that you get as change, nor of what you spent the original banknote on.

Comment: Misinformation. (Score 2) 248

by __Paul__ (#46910813) Attached to: Opting Out of Big Data Snooping: Harder Than It Looks

Clearly, the best path for people to take is to start feeding misinformation into the system. Periodically do searches for things you're not remotely interested in. Make them think you're a completely different age, sex, race, and socio-economic group. A database full of incorrect marketing information is worthless to anyone.

Comment: Re:How other gens should talk to gen Y at work. (Score 3, Insightful) 459

by __Paul__ (#44741385) Attached to: How Gen Y Should Talk To Old People At Work

Would be nice if employers adhered to this mantra, too. But no, they make people work in demeaning open-plan offices, require them to attend purile team building sessions and generally treat their workforce like children. It's no wonder employees have contempt for them.

Comment: Why the hell... (Score 1) 232

by __Paul__ (#43824399) Attached to: How the Smartphone Killed the Three-day Weekend

...would you work weekends without getting paid?

Employers don't say to computer manufacturers, "We want seven PCs, but we're only going to pay you for five", so why would you let them do this with your labour?

Weekends are your free time. You never get this back. If your employer wants you to work on a weekend, tell them to pay you.

Comment: Re:The unwashed masses (Score 2) 786

by __Paul__ (#43641215) Attached to: Microsoft's "New Coke" Moment?

Why would anyone want a "start" button that completely changes their context and covers up what they were doing?

Windows is barely functional enough as it is for getting real work done, with its insane raise-on-focus making it almost impossible to look at two applications simultaneously (try reading from one large window while typing into another one, without two screens) - but Metro makes it fucking unusable. Nobody asked for it, and clearly, from the sales, nobody wants it.

It is much easier to suggest solutions when you know nothing about the problem.